Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

OMG facts

1. An astronaut can be up to two inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.

2. Babies can breathe and swallow at the same time until they are six months old.

3. Transurphobia is the fear of haircuts.

4. "There are three periods in life: youth, middle age, and "how well you look"."
       politician Nelson Rockefeller

5. "It is fitting that we pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln, who was born in a log cabin that he built with his own hands."
congressman Dan Flood, in a holiday-appropriate senior moment

6. Abraham Lincoln's corpse has been buried, exhumed, inspected, or reburied at least 17 times since his death.

7. J is the only letter that doesn't appear in the periodic table of elements.

8. "We each need to make peace with our own memories. We have all done things that make us flinch."
Buddhist Lama Surya Das

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    1. Grace; yep. I like to pretend there's nothing in my past that would give St Peter pause at those pearly gates, but then something will remind me and I cringe.

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  2. Number 8...oh yes. Poor old Abraham. They can't let him lie in peace?

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    1. only slightly confused; my thoughts exactly and every time they unearth the poor man there's less of him left. I'd think he'd be nothing but dust by now, but than again, bones do last a while longer than the rest of the body.

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  3. You mean "Joe" is not an element? I come to the dinner table periodically.

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    1. joeh; wrong table, but good to know you eat on a regular basis.

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  4. Lincoln building his own birth home lol that's sounds about right...

    Making peace with your own memories I completely agree with this one.

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    1. Jimmy; I'm quite stunned at Lincoln's skills, before my birth I don't think I did anything but kick mum in the ribs a few times. HE built a whole cabin knowing he'd need a place to be born into. Ha Ha.

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    1. Andrew; I had to scroll back and see which one that was. I think I'm at the "don't you look well!" stage.

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  6. You seem to be getting a majority for #8. Good to take care of.

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    1. Joanne; I've mostly made peace with my memories, but there are a couple of things I wish I could wipe out forever.

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  7. Yep, those darn flinch-able moments return to make us humble at the darndest times.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; I hope you don't have too many of those moments. I hope no one has too many of them.

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  8. There must be easier ways to come back and haunt people than being dug up and re-buried repeatedly.

    That's how to put together your own champion basketball team...send all the players off into space a few times!

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    1. Lee; of course there is, be a ghost. No digging required. I plan to come back and see my family a lot. I'll pop into their dreams so they don't get startled at work. Maybe I'll let them know what the afterlife is like, if that's allowed. there may be rules.
      I don't think the space trips would work, gravity would kick in again.

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  9. I want to go to space. I will be two inches taller making me five foot :) Hugs B
    changed my blog link :)

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    1. Buttons Thoughts; it would only be a temporary change until gravity does its thing again. You don't need to be tall to have a big heart though, and you have one.

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  10. Wow! Lincoln must be worn out. Literally.

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    1. Val; it must be so tiring getting hauled out of your last resting place over and over.

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  11. Good grief for some of those things - they are interesting.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; I've started collecting the next stash of pages. Not all of them are interesting or quirky.

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  12. If only senility made us forget those number 8 moments and nothing else!

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  13. I wouldn't mind be two inches taller, tbh. I think I'm in the 'how well I look' phase of life. :D

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    1. Bea; welcome to drifting. I'd like to be two inches taller also, heck let's go for four inches. I'm in that phase too.

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  14. It is of little use if it goes back to normal size when returning to earth. Anyhow I do not require stretching anywhere. Must go, see you later at Words.Time flies like an arrow, But Fruit flies like a banana.

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    1. Vest; sometimes I think if I could just stretch six or eight inches taller, my current weight wouldn't be a problem.

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    1. Along These Lines; welcome to drifting. Now I'm going to have to check the periodic table again.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler; me too, but much less as I get older and forgive myself a lot of things.

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  17. The quote on the Lincoln log cabin is hilarious! And I so agree with the final quote.

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